St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Friday, July 7, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  2  0    2  0  0    1  0  3  -   8 11  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   0   1   1       0   2       1   3
Taguchi lf                    2   0   1   1       1   0       6   0
  Rodriguez ph,lf             2   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Rolen 3b                      5   2   1   0       0   0       1   2
Encarnacion rf                3   2   1   0       2   0       1   0
Edmonds cf                    3   0   0   1       2   1       2   0
Luna 2b                       5   0   1   2       0   0       3   2
Bennett c                     4   1   3   1       0   1       6   0
Marquis p                     3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   8  11   8       6   4      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Eckstein-Luna-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Rolen (28,off Rodriguez); Rodriguez (10,off Miller).
HR: Rodriguez (1,7th inning off Nieve 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Marquis (1,by Rodriguez).
GDP: Pujols (8,off Rodriguez).
IBB: Pujols (15,by Miller).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Lamb 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Ensberg 3b                    3   1   2   1       1   0       2   2
Berkman rf                    4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Wilson lf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Munson c                      4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Burke cf                      2   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   2       3   5
Rodriguez p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Taveras ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       2   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Everett-Lamb.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (15,off Marquis); Wilson 2 (18,off Marquis 2).
HR: Ensberg (19,6th inning off Marquis 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Burke (6,by Isringhausen).
GDP: Lane (6,off Marquis).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Marquis W(11-6)               7.2   6   2   2   2   4   1  30
Isringhausen SV(26)           1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     7   2   2   2   6   1  36

HBP: Isringhausen (2,Burke).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez L(9-6)              5     7   4   4   3   2   0  25
Nieve                         2     1   1   1   0   1   1   7
Miller                        1.1   2   2   2   1   1   0   7
Springer                      0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   8   8   6   4   1  43

WP: Springer (1).
HBP: Rodriguez (5,Marquis).
IBB: Miller (1,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Dan Iassogna, 3B - Bob Davidson
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 43236


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Taguchi             lf        Lamb                1b
3. Pujols              1b        Ensberg             3b
4. Rolen               3b        Berkman             rf
5. Encarnacion         rf        Wilson              lf
6. Edmonds             cf        Munson              c
7. Luna                2b        Burke               cf
8. Bennett             c         Everett             ss
9. Marquis             p         Rodriguez           p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein was called out on strikes; Taguchi
walked; Pujols grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Taguchi out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); Lamb
grounded out (third to first); Ensberg singled to shortstop;
Berkman popped to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen doubled to left; Encarnacion walked;
Edmonds walked [Rolen to third, Encarnacion to second]; Luna
lined to second; Bennett singled to left [Rolen scored,
Encarnacion to third, Edmonds to second]; Marquis was hit by a
pitch [Encarnacion scored, Edmonds to third, Bennett to second];
Eckstein struck out; Taguchi grounded out (shortstop to first);
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wilson popped to third; Munson struck out; Burke
walked; Everett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Pujols flied to right; Rolen flied to center;
Encarnacion grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Rodriguez struck out; Biggio flied to left; Lamb
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds grounded out (second to first); Luna
popped to first; Bennett singled to left; Marquis singled to
center [Bennett to third]; Eckstein singled to center [Bennett
scored, Marquis to third]; Taguchi singled to center [Marquis
scored, Eckstein to third]; Pujols lined to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
doubled to left; Wilson doubled to center [Berkman scored];
Munson flied to center [Wilson to third]; Burke flied to left; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Rolen flied to center; Encarnacion singled to
right; Edmonds forced Encarnacion (first to shortstop); Luna
flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Everett flied to left; TAVERAS BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ;
Taveras lined to shortstop; Biggio flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: NIEVE REPLACED TAVERAS (PITCHING); Bennett struck
out; Marquis popped to shortstop; Eckstein popped to third; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Lamb flied to center; Ensberg homered; Berkman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson doubled to left;
Munson flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 7TH: RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR TAGUCHI; Rodriguez homered;
Pujols popped to catcher; Rolen grounded out (third to first);
Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: RODRIGUEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Burke flied
to right; Everett singled to second; LANE BATTED FOR NIEVE; Lane
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Everett out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED LANE (PITCHING); Edmonds struck
out; Luna grounded out (second to first); Bennett singled to
left; Marquis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Biggio grounded out (second to first); Lamb struck
out; Ensberg walked; ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED MARQUIS (PITCHING);
Berkman singled to center [Ensberg to third]; Wilson forced
Berkman (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Eckstein flied to center; Rodriguez doubled to
right; Pujols was walked intentionally; SPRINGER REPLACED MILLER
(PITCHING); Rolen forced Pujols (shortstop to second) [Rodriguez
to third]; Springer threw a wild pitch [Rolen to second];
Encarnacion walked; Edmonds walked [Rodriguez scored, Rolen to
third, Encarnacion to second]; Luna singled to center [Rolen
scored, Encarnacion scored, Edmonds out at third (center to
shortstop to second to third)]; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
8, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Munson was called out on strikes; Burke was hit by a
pitch; Everett struck out; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Burke
advanced to second because of defensive indifference [Burke to
second]; Palmeiro lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 8, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        8  11   0    8
 Astros           2   7   0    7


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